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We need some sort of portable handwashing device!! Any thoughts?

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Yurtgirl Mon 07-Jul-08 20:21:53

I have a question for you - the knowledgeable campers!

We are moving soon, our new house has a downstairs shower and basin. Upstairs there is a toilet but no basin.

What would be the ideal solution hygiene wise do you think?
Is there such a thing as a portable sink.....

If ds gets up at night to go to the loo and goes downstairs to wash his hands he will never go back up again to bed.

TIA for all ideas offered!

furrycat Mon 07-Jul-08 20:23:31

er...put a basin in?

You can get very tiny one...

NotDoingTheHousework Mon 07-Jul-08 20:23:42

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ivykaty44 Mon 07-Jul-08 20:24:29

a wet flannel in a plastic bowl?

Yurtgirl Mon 07-Jul-08 20:29:33

Furrycat - the house is rented so whilst Id love to the landlord might have something to say about that!

NDTH I was thinking antibac stuff but now you are making me think again

ivy I like the flannel and bowl idea but am wondering where to put it, to avoid dd splashing it all over the carpet

giddykipper Mon 07-Jul-08 20:30:56

Old fashioned jug and bowl like they used to use in the olden days

Whizzz Mon 07-Jul-08 20:31:11

Wet wipes ??

Yurtgirl Mon 07-Jul-08 20:36:33

Giddykipper - that idea is my absolute favourite, an old fashioned washstand, with floral jug and bowl.

Not sure how that works with two lo's under 7 though

Are wetwipes better than antibac gel do'ya'think

NotDoingTheHousework Mon 07-Jul-08 20:46:29

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Yurtgirl Mon 07-Jul-08 21:16:17

Perhaps I should just have wetwipes and a bin then

As well as encouraging them to wash their hands properly whenever they go downstairs in the daytime

scrappydappydoo Mon 07-Jul-08 21:41:53

What about this....

wash n go sink

fuzzywuzzy Mon 07-Jul-08 21:43:16

wet wipes?

Lovesdogsandcats Mon 07-Jul-08 21:57:44

Your ds gets up to use loo in the night and ^washes his hands^ ?
Mine is still so half asleep he can barely walk in a straight line, never mind wash his hands grin

Yurtgirl Mon 07-Jul-08 22:09:35

Well he probably doesnt wash his hands tbh - but I want to wash mine! And I have no real inclination to trot down the stairs at 2am if I dont have to!

Scrappydappydoo - that is fabulous I even have the perfect table to put it on, I just need to find out whether there is a suitable space to put it!

Thankyou for your suggestions all

dylsmum1998 Wed 09-Jul-08 22:23:49

if you get one of those sinks scrappy linked, look in a local camping shop before you buy, ours had one of those in last time i went for £20-£25

Skribble Sat 12-Jul-08 10:33:50

I like that little sink very handy for camping too.

teslagirl Sat 19-Jul-08 20:16:15

Alcohol gel pump top. Like they use in hospitals. Think you can get them in chemists. Fine for a short term solution (and for camping!)

kerryk Sun 20-Jul-08 12:59:00

you can get portable sink units. we have one at my nursery as we need to wash the childrens hands with clean running water rather than a bowl of water.

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